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The psychosocial impact of being a young person with an unusual appearance

Williamson, Heidi

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Authors

Heidi Williamson Heidi3.Williamson@uwe.ac.uk
Associate Professor in Applied Health Research



Abstract

Living with an unusual or different appearance as a result of a disfigurement from birth, an accident or illness can be particularly challenging for young people in today's appearance-obsessed society. Heidi Williamson explores the psychological and social experiences of adolescents with a ‘visible difference’ and considers factors that can determine how well adolescents cope with these challenges.

Citation

Williamson, H. (2014). The psychosocial impact of being a young person with an unusual appearance. Journal of Aesthetic Nursing, 3(4), 186-188. https://doi.org/10.12968/joan.2014.3.4.186

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date May 5, 2014
Deposit Date Jul 30, 2015
Publicly Available Date Nov 15, 2016
Journal Journal of Aesthetic Nursing
Print ISSN 2050-3717
Publisher MA Healthcare
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 3
Issue 4
Pages 186-188
DOI https://doi.org/10.12968/joan.2014.3.4.186
Keywords young person, visible difference, well-being
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/817840
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/joan.2014.3.4.186

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